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Discovery science and technical innovation

Computing at LLNL advances scientific discovery through foundational and innovative research; mission-driven data science; complex modeling, simulation, and analysis on powerful supercomputers; and creative technologies and software solutions. Everything at Livermore is Team Science. Thus, Computing is at the heart of many of LLNL’s most compelling national security and scientific efforts:

  • Operating one of the world’s largest HPC data centers
  • Deploying research and supercomputers to mitigate COVID-19
  • Preparing for one of the nation’s first exascale-class computers
  • Providing essential IT expertise across LLNL
  • Running one of the world’s largest control systems at NIF
  • Advancing cancer research and treatment
  • Designing AI and machine learning algorithms for science-based pattern discovery

Focus Areas

Computational Math

Powering scientific codes with advanced algebraic methods, algorithms, solvers, and discretizations

Computational Science

Supporting the Lab’s mission-driven programs with scientific modeling and simulation

Cyber Security

Meeting the nation’s top priorities to enhance security in a highly interconnected world

Data Science

Advancing AI, data analytics, machine learning, predictive modeling, statistics, UQ, and more

Emerging Architectures

Innovating in new directions for next-generation hardware designs and platform integrations

HPC Systems & Software

Providing environments, tools, and expertise for vital national security research and development

Information Technology

Meeting the Lab’s computer technology needs every day with enterprise applications and services

Software Engineering

Applying best practices to maximize the efficiency of software development and deployment


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The people of stockpile stewardship are the key to LLNL’s success

The third article in a series about the Lab's stockpile stewardship mission highlights the people who make it happen.

Careers | Diversity | Education

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Scientific discovery for stockpile stewardship

The second article in a series about the Lab's stockpile stewardship mission highlights computational models, parallel architectures, and data science techniques.

AI/ML | Computational Science | Data Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Lasers and Optics | Materials Science | Software Engineering

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Developing technology to keep the nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and reliable

The first article in a series about the Lab's stockpile stewardship mission highlights the roles of computer simulations and exascale computing.

Computational Math | Computational Science | HPC Architectures | HPC Systems and Software | Hybrid/Heterogeneous | Hydrodynamics | Lasers and Optics | Materials Science


Featured Employee
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Angeline Lee

Angeline Lee simultaneously serves as a group leader, contributes to programmatic projects, and studies for her bachelor’s degree.

Featured Project
TFinity Archival Storage System


Livermore’s archive leverages a hierarchical storage management application that runs on a cluster architecture that is user-friendly, extremely scalable, and lightning fast.

Featured Jobs
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IT Opportunities

Operating a world-class computing center and ensuring the productivity of our scientists 24/7/365 require a deep bench of computer experts, network specialists, and desktop technicians. Our IT teams bring the latest technology and communication capabilities to thousands of staff.


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We offer a promising future of discovery science and technical innovation

From software developers and applied math researchers to hardware architects and networking experts, computing at LLNL requires a top-flight workforce with a broad skill set. Check out our internship pages or visit LLNL's careers site to see how you can be a part of the future.